Why haven’t I talked about nutrition in a while? I don’t knooooow haha. It’s such a complex topic, every one has a different opinion and it can become quite controversial, plus there is no way I could fit all the information in one blogpost. So i’m going to mix it up and starting with my Women’s Best Post Workout Shake first ♥︎ , please note angels, i am no way a dietitian, i just know my body and what works for me.
I drink this shake as soon as I get home from my workout session (usually a 9.30 F45 or Barre Class) – which means about 20-40 min after I’ve finished my training. It’s super high in calories (I also put a low calorie option below), contains just the right amount of protein and tastes kind of like a milkshake – perfect, right? The vanilla flavour Women’s Best actually DOES taste like a vanilla icecream, just without all the nasty bad stuff!
Okay, so why do you have to drink a shake after your workout? You don’t have to. The main thing is to fuel your body with the energy it needs after your training, so you could also have a “proper” meal. But cooking is more time consuming and I need my calories and shake QUICK haha. People actually used to think that you need to drink a protein shake within 20min after your training but studies have shown that this isn’t true. You definitely have more time than that. So just go for whatever you like best – a shake or a normal meal. In my case, its always time. So the shake generally wins!
So my Protein Shake is kinda high in calories, which is perfect if you want to gain weight & struggle to eat enough calories each day. For me, its my first big meal of the day, its what keeps me going until lunchtime or my first snack and remember i’ve already done one high intensity workout, where i have burnt up to 700 calories, so its ok. If you’re looking for a lower calorie option use water or the rice-coconut milk instead & leave the oats out. This will save you about 250 calories.
What i have in my shake:
– One and Half scoops of Women’s Best Protein (choc or vanilla)
– Half a banana ( i like mine frozen so its slushy like)
– Half a cup of berries
– Coconut Water
– Chia Seeds
– Teaspoon of Shredded Coconut
CAN I USE ANY KIND OF FRUIT?
Yes you can. I think berries and bananas test amazing and seem to blend and mix better with protein,
DOES THIS COUNT AS A FULL MEAL?
For me it does. But I personally don’t count meals, as I count calories or macros. So my daily goal is to meet 1700kcal, no matter if I the shake is a “snack” or a “meal”.
DO I NEED ALL OF THE INGREDIENTS?
Just try what you like ♥︎ Sometimes I don’t have all of the ingredients at home and then I’ll just leave the ones out. I think bananas are super important though and make the world of difference. The consistency without them is just crappy haha,
WHY DO I USE WOMEN’S BEST PROTEIN?
Due to only choosing the best ingredients for there products, Women’s Best can guarantee the most effective impact on your body. All Formulas are scientifically proven and are adapted to the female body, which i love! Also as they are manufactured in Germany, they only use the best quality and level of ingredients, which is SO important if this is part of your daily routine.
You can check out Women’s best full range here angels https://www.womensbest.com/
I would LOVE for you to try my recipe and let me know what you think!